In the final stretch the trial against former prosecutor Joseph Esparra

In the final stretch the trial against former prosecutor Joseph Esparra

Nine years after the complaint, the trial against the former prosecutor Joseph Esparra Alvarezaccused of bribery, destruction of evidence and violation of the Government Ethics Law by the Office of the Panel on the Special Independent Prosecutor (Opfei), entered the final stretch.

During a status hearing of the proceedings held before the superior judge Daniel R. Lopez Gonzalezin room 304, of the Court of First Instance of Caguasit was reported that the Public Ministry will not present more evidence, but it is the defense’s turn.

Therefore, the judge set the dates of September 3, 4 and 5, from 10:30 am, for the defense to present its evidence, which includes “three or four witnesses,” including some agents. Meanwhile, on September 18, the parties will present their final arguments.

Esparra Alvarez faces charges of bribery and destruction of evidence in the performance of his duties as acting district attorney of the Aguadilla Prosecutor’s Office, for events that date back to early 2012 when he allegedly, during a meeting, offered the convicted accountant Lutgardo Acevedo Lopez file a pending case for him, in exchange for helping him with his confirmation as district attorney.

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